Wednesday, 22 January 2014
The Knit For Victory Twinset
Tasha at By Gum, By Golly is hosting a Knit For Victory Knit-Along.
Now this twinset is not actually a Forties pattern, I would say more Sixties going by the illustration...
...what are those ladies looking at I wonder! I thought, however, that as twinsets were popular in the Forties this would have the right feel and be in the spirit of the knit-along.
I do have an earlier twinset pattern...
..but it calls for 3 ply yarn. The other pattern calls for double knitting which is more my kind of speed. I had started this project before the knit-along was announced but it was less than 50 percent complete and I was glad of a deadline to get it finished!
I love how it has turned out.
I particularly like the jumper. It fastens with a 4 inch zip and I was worried that this would be itchy on the shoulder seam, so I made the zip a little cover from part of a felted commercially made jumper I had given to me.
It is surprisingly comfortable to wear.
I don't think the buttons are vintage. I think I purchased them at an indoor market somewhere but I'm afraid my button tin has such a mix in it I can't be sure!
I hope you like the twinset. Thank you so much Tasha for running this knit-along. I have loved seeing what everyone else has made and I can't wait for the project parade! Check out the other gorgeous makes at the Knit For Victory Flickr Group.